Obituaries

Donald Martin
B: 1919-11-05
D: 2017-11-18
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Martin, Donald
Aniello Pirfo
B: 1926-01-05
D: 2017-11-15
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Pirfo, Aniello
Raymond Moissonnier
B: 1933-05-21
D: 2017-11-09
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Moissonnier, Raymond
Edward Russo
B: 1952-10-10
D: 2017-11-08
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Russo, Edward
Joyce Maroney
B: 1932-03-12
D: 2017-10-19
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Maroney, Joyce
Karen Morrell
B: 1945-05-31
D: 2017-10-08
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Morrell, Karen
Anna Pansini
B: 1930-07-21
D: 2017-10-06
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Pansini, Anna
Brian Monroe
B: 1945-02-22
D: 2017-10-05
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Monroe, Brian
Monica Bazaar
B: 1922-07-25
D: 2017-10-04
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Bazaar, Monica
Peter Paige
B: 1936-03-26
D: 2017-10-03
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Paige, Peter
Gina Barton
B: 1964-12-04
D: 2017-09-06
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Barton, Gina
Gene Acela
B: 1920-12-27
D: 2017-08-30
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Acela, Gene
Mario Trippodo
B: 1938-10-14
D: 2017-08-20
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Trippodo, Mario
Karen Shea
B: 1983-09-19
D: 2017-08-07
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Shea, Karen
Vincent Russo
B: 1922-01-29
D: 2017-08-04
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Russo, Vincent
Gerald Nethaway
B: 1945-01-14
D: 2017-08-03
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Nethaway, Gerald
Margarete Habla
B: 1929-11-20
D: 2017-07-29
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Habla, Margarete
Carmela Gaudio
B: 1923-09-14
D: 2017-07-27
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Gaudio, Carmela
Jacques Landry
B: 1923-01-17
D: 2017-07-18
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Landry, Jacques
Eleanor Allen
B: 1927-12-06
D: 2017-06-19
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Allen, Eleanor
Robert Coluni
B: 1931-04-02
D: 2017-06-09
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Coluni, Robert

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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

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